Eyes are the windows to the soul, the same way wedding invitations are the window the the main event. It’s dramatic, we know.
This right here. This is what we love. Cleveland’s cold, yucky, make-you-stay-inside snowy days. You know why? It means we are starting Bridal Season ’17!
Fresh styles and trends to work with. Enthusiastic, newly engaged clients looking for the best direction and execution in custom designed invitations. And, opportunities to create wedding invitations as delectable as the hors d’oeuvres you’ll be passing around to guests.
So here goes, for you, our sweet reader and soon-to-be-married friend: A 2017 Wedding Invitation Round-Up!
Wedding Invitation Etiquette
A few freebie advice tidbits that will take you a long way, and you can apply this information to most of your wedding planning:
Make everything proportional – at least seemingly so. Don’t show up in a Monique Lhuillier and Jimmy Choos and then serve your guests chicken tenders. Don’t invite 400 people and then be too tired to send out personalized thank you notes.
Don’t guess about what is the right way to handle something. Ask a professional. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: your invitations are the first glimpse guests get at your wedding. So one small faux pas will last awhile. Wrongly addressing a house, improperly insinuating who’s paying for the shindig or so rudely putting your registry information in your wedding invitation package. Blue Envelope Boutique has been asked to do it all, but we have always steered our guests down the right path.
Know the weight your invitation carries. Literally, yes – the heavier they are, the more you pay for postage, an expense you don’t want to overlook. But figuratively, too. Guests can garner exactly what to expect out of your wedding, e.g. level of formality, parking directions, etc., from the look and content of your invitation. Blue Envelope Boutique is one of few vendors who asks all the right questions to make sure you provide your guests the best, most accurate information about your big day.
As you can see, we give you all the right things to think about without laying any of the worry on you.
2017 Wedding Invitation Trends
This is the fun part! This is where custom wedding invitations truly become yours, and yours alone! You get to take who you are and what you like, mix it with what is new and relevant, and really deliver a special package to your guests in the form of your wedding invitations. So here are the trends we are most looking forward to working with this year:
Moody colors. Rich depth, sexy attitude and luxe intensity. We can’t wait to line a gold envelope with a plum liner or wrap a jade invite with a pewter band.
Foil. Foil. Foil. Add chic gorgeousness to any invite.
Geometrical glory. If anyone loves a modular, superbly fitted design its us. Besides clean and modern, it’s unusual. People love the concept but not the risk of committing to it. Any client who will take a risk on the the perfectly unusual is a friend of ours.